Re: Certification

Subject: Re: Certification
From: LaVonna Funkhouser <lffunkhouser -at- HALNET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 13:03:51 -0600

At 03:51 PM 1/3/96 UT, Judith Blackbourn <JudiStaal -at- MSN -dot- COM> wrote:
>For many of you, this discussion seems to be theoretical; I'm taking it
>personally.

>Here's my worry -- I don't have a college degree. So even though the local STC
>chapter has awarded me a Best of Show the last two years, I wouldn't be
>qualified for a certificate!

No-one ever said you'd have to have a degree before taking a
certification test. Just as a degree would not stand in lieu
of certification, certification would not stand in lieu of a degree.
They would be distinct items for employers to consider.

>Guess when the certification standards are in place, I wouldn't be able to
>enter my work in the competition anyway.

No-one ever said you'd have to have a certificate before entering an
STC competition.


>Guess it's time to start thinking about another career!

Don't lose your perspective. Certification is being discussed and debated.
If it is deemed valuable, then it will still take *years* before it could
be implemented and even longer before it would have a significant impact
on the profession.

On the other hand, I believe the time is ripe for this discussion.

LaVonna

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